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Your Life Changing Guide to Using Dry Shampoo
. Dry shampoo is a magical invention it zaps greasy roots, adds volume and texture and eliminates the need to wash and style hair every single day (seriously, who has time for that?). It can make three day old hair look better than freshly washed, or hide the fact that you hit the gym during lunch hour and didn t have time to wash.
Hairstyles You Can Do In Your Car
. When it comes to multitasking, I m pretty much the most efficient girl you ll ever meet. Running while talking? Check. Cleaning while cooking and watching TV? That s me.
Best Drugstore Hairstyling Products
. Turns out, the commercials were right: you actually can get salon worthy hair with drugstore hairstyling products. At least, that s what TotalBeauty.com readers say about these gels, serums, hairsprays and mousses. All of them gave our readers gorgeous dos without breaking the bank.
The Jaw Dropping NYFW Hairstyles We re Recreating ASAP
. The runways at New York Fashion Week Fall 2015 were chock full of hairstyle inspiration for everyone whether you re high maintenance or laid back when it comes to styling your hair. From big, sexy bouffants to understated waves to braids, see the best hairstyles from NYFW.
Prettiest Date Night Hairstyles
. Hot date? You ve probably already planned your outfit, down to your killer, confidence boosting stilettos and your on trend box clutch. But a date night ensemble is about so much more than just the clothes you wear. (Read: Don t leave your hair until the last minute). We d even argue that your hairstyle is more important than whether you don an LBD or leather leggings try picturing ratty gym hair with a sleek, skin baring jumpsuit and you ll s
Hairstyles That Can Stand Up to the Windiest Weather
. Ever notice how, on a blustery, nasty weather day, some girls hair looks even better than usual? It s perfectly mussed up like it was styled to have that undone, windblown look. Then, there are the girls (myself included) who pop across the street to grab a coffee and come back with hair that s so tangled it looks like we ve just run a marathon in a Nor easter.
Winter Hairstyles That Won t Give You Hat Hair
. Hat hair all winter, it s the bane of our existence. We ve tried every trick in the book, from rubbing a dryer sheet over our roots to breaking out the strongest pomades in our beauty cabinets to slick down a style. But truth be told, unless you re willing to ditch your winter hat and risk losing your ears to frostbite, the best way to avoid hat hair is to embrace it and match your hairstyle to your favorite winter hat. Here, five winter hairs
Best Curling Irons and the 2 Worst
. There are a few things you should look for in a curling iron: One, does it get hot enough to adequately curl your hair? Two, is it the right size barrel for the curls you want to create (smaller barrels mean tighter curls, looser barrels mean bigger curls)? Three, is it easy to hold and use? And four, is it a high enough quality iron to last you a long time? Obviously, it s difficult to know which irons will meet these criteria. Luckily, TotalB
Swoon Worthy Braids for African American Women
. Everyone may be buzzing about lobs and pixies, but one hairstyle that s perpetually trendy? Braids. From pretty, plaited buns to structural cornrows to fabulous box braids, we ve rounded up our favorite braided African American hairstyles. We scoured Pinterest and Instagram to find the trendiest, most liked ways to braid your hair. Check out the swoon worthy braids you need to try this season. Bonus: Some of these braids you can leave in for week
Best Hot Styling Tools
. Heat styling is a necessary evil in the world of hairstyles. With sleight of hand, curl and volume can be added to stick straight hair with rollers or curling iron action, and wavy or curly hair can miraculously be straightened with a solid blow out and flat iron finessing.
Protective Hairstyles to Eliminate Shedding
. As excited as we get about changing leaves and fall fashions, the colder temperatures in fall and winter certainly have their downside. Brittle temperatures dry out skin and hair, and can be particularly damaging to natural hair, causing shedding, breakage and greater difficulty in growing hair longer and stronger. To lock in moisture to your natural hair, opt for twisted hairstyles with hidden ends. These protective hairstyles from our favorite
Best Braiding Video Tutorials
. When we think back on braid hairstyles of the past, the French braid pigtails reigned supreme on the playground. But the trending braids we ve been spying all over the runway are proof that braids are still the coolest hairstyle around, only now with a grown up twist.
Updos for Girls With Short Hair
. If you have short hair, you probably doubt you can pull off a cute updo. And while you may not be able to rock an impossibly long side braid or voluminous ponytail, you do have updo options. (Yes, even if you have a pixie we found styles for you to try, too.)
Ways to Wear Hair Ribbons
. The schoolgirl fashion trend plaid kilts, collared blouses is going strong, so it s only fitting that hair ribbons are also back in style. The problem: Unless you re Alexa Chung or Brigitte Bardot 50 years ago, you feel kind of silly wearing a hair bow.
Fall s Hottest Hair Colors for Every Ethnicity
. We are more excited about the hair color ideas our favorite beauty icons of color have been debuting for fall 2014 than we are about Pumpkin Spice Lattes they re that good.
Best Heat Styling Products
. Any hair care expert will tell you that in order to prevent hair damage and breaking, it is crucial to apply some sort of heat protecting hair care product like a spray, serum, mousse or cream before subjecting your strands to high temperatures from irons and dryers.
Ways to Take Your Everyday Ponytail to the Next Level
. Sleek, stunning and sophisticated ponytails dominated the runways of Fall 2014 Fashion Week, presenting us with new ways to transform the style we usually reserve for the gym or errands into head turning updos fit for the office and even a night out. Here, we present the eight high fashion ponytails we can t wait to wear this fall.
Celebrity Inspired Natural Hairstyles
. It s safe to say we re in the midst of a natural hair movement. A slew of African American stars have been showing off natural hairstyle ideas that prove chic doesn t always mean sleek. We love that these kinky, curly, natural hairstyles are less stressful on the hair and don t require being chained to the flat iron for 20 plus minutes every morning.
New Ways to Wear a Bun
. From the runway to the red carpet, the bun hairstyle has been influencing women since its first appearance in ancient Greece. While it has taken on many forms (ballerina, knot, braided) and meanings (in Chinese history, a woman s bun revealed her marital status), it is a true style staple. A go to for a polished look or even just to disguise a bad hair day.
The Secret to Getting Hair With Tons of Volume
. How do you add major volume to stick straight hair? The best new volumizing products to cross our desks these days aren t sprays but hair plumping powders. Texturizing hair powders are like your dry shampoo, volumizing mousse and texturizing spray all packaged into one miraculous, body boosting product. And while they might be a little messy until you get the hang of them, the massive volume and sexy texture are well worth the learning curve.
Stunning Beauty Looks From Around the World
. Hairstylists, makeup artists and manicurists get their inspiration everywhere from the local farmers market to the gardens of Tokyo. Lately, it seems like the trend is leaning towards the latter the more exotic and far flung, the better.
The Styles Cuts and Colors You Need for Fall
. A lot of things happened this summer: Kimye made it official, we all realized how handsome soccer players are and virtually every celeb decided to ditch their old hairdo. We don t blame them. It s hard to snap out of summer mode and get back to reality refreshed and recharged for the new season, but a new haircut, hair color or hairstyle (or all of the above) usually does the trick. Take a cue from these celebrity hair makeovers for a sharp, new
How to DIY the Best Hairstyles From Fashion Week
. You can t get the clothes from the Spring 15 New York Fashion Week runways right now, but you can walk away with something from the whirlwind week of beautiful fashion. That s right, we re talking about the hairstyles. We got the inside scoop from the stylists behind fashion s best hair styles. Try your hand at DIY ing the best hair trends from Fashion Week.
Cute Hairstyles for When You re Too Lazy to Wash It
. We all have those days when washing, conditioning, drying and styling our hair is just way more effort than we re willing to put forth. Lucky for us, celebrity hairstylist Mika Fowler says we should be shampooing our hair only once a week two to three times, tops to avoid stripping it.
Your Post Summer Skin Rehab
. The lazy days of summer can leave us with more than a few beauty woes come fall. According to dermatologist Heidi Waldorf, MD, pigmentation and acne are the two most prominent skin issues women face at the end of the summer. Here, she explains how you can erase these signs of summer and more with the help of over the counter products, prescription creams and in office treatments. Follow this advice and you ll say hello to fall with gorgeous, gl
Try the Rainbow Hair Trend for the Weekend
. All summer, celebs have been stepping out with rainbow bright pink or cool, pastel purple hair. (We re looking at you, Nicole Richie.) While we re tempted to test drive it for a girls night out or weekend music festival, it s not necessarily a look we re comfortable keeping come Monday morning.
How to Ditch Your Curling Iron Forever
. The last time I/the world used foam hair rollers was probably right around the time that blue eye shadow was still a definite fashion do and Jessie Spano was tweaking on caffeine pills. But like crop tops and Doc Martens, what was retro yesterday is hot today. To whit, women in beauty product obsessed Korea are all over sponge rollers right now. And when summer temps are soaring, getting gorgeous hair without wilting under a curling iron or blo
3 Ways Even Your Stick Straight Hair Can Have Beach Waves
. Every summer, I m bombarded with magazine spreads and YouTube tutorials on how to get the perfect beach waves and I devour every one of them. I buy salt spray and sit religiously in front of my vanity trying to create those perfectly undone, (seemingly) low maintenance waves. Summer beach waves may be considered a quick and easy hairstyle, but my limp, un waved hair insists otherwise. Enter the hair geniuses at Salon Mario Russo in Boston. O
Best Products for Curly Hair
. Those of us with curly hair know it can be both a blessing and a curse. When it behaves, nothing s better than having a head full of perfect ringlets or waves that cascade over your shoulders. But when it s acting ornery or piqued look out. Thirsty, frizzy, stressed out curls are never pretty. And when we try to wrestle those same misbehaving curls into submission, it only makes things worse. (Because, really, the only thing that looks worse t
Ways to Work Messy Bedhead Hair
. It takes a special kind of gal to wake up in the morning, give her hair a quick fluff or twist and head out the door looking genuinely hot. Most of us would get a sympathetic look, an inquiry about our general health or possibly a request to undergo a drug test. That s because that just rolled out of bed hair usually translates to just rolled off a garbage truck hair in real life. But what if you could make bedhead work for, not against you? What